Are you ready for Back to School? Speech Buddies announces “Be Ready!”
Speech Buddies is excited to announce “Be Ready,” a free seven-week information campaign designed to help parents start the school year well-informed about speech and communication issues that their children may face. Below is our schedule of topics and resources throughout the months of August and September. During this time, we invite you to:
- Tune into our Speech Buddies blog for fresh information and resources for understanding your child’s speech and communication profile.
- Join the conversation on Facebook or YouTube.
- Add your tips to our Back-to-School boards on Pinterest.
Be Ready for Back to School Blog & Webinar Schedule:
- Developmental Milestones, August 12-16
Are my child’s communications skills on target? During the week of August 12-16, we’ll discuss communication milestones and targets by age.
Developmental Milestones: Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
Communication Milestones for the Early Elementary Years
Communication Milestones for the Later Elementary Years
- Diagnosing Speech Challenges, August 19-23
What should you do if you suspect that your child has a speech or communication challenge? During the week of August 19-23, we’ll share resources on recognizing and diagnosing a speech or communication difficulty.
Is My Child Reaching Communication Milestones?
Help! My Child Isn’t Reaching Communication Milestones
Failing Communication Skills By Middle School – It’s Not Too Late!
- Navigating Speech Therapy Options, August 26-30
If you discover that your child has a speech or communication challenge, what are your options? During the week of August 26-30, we’ll address your choices, discuss what to expect at speech therapy lessons, and how to find a speech therapist in your area.
What Can We Expect from Speech Therapy in School?
My Child Has An Appointment at the Speech Clinic
Where to Turn: 8 Tips for Finding a Speech Therapist in Your Area
Motivating Your Child, September 2-6
What’s the best way to motivate my child to practice speech exercises outside of therapy? How can I keep her engaged during speech therapy lessons? During the week of September 2-6 we’ll review proven tips and suggestions for keeping your child engaged and motivated.
Keeping Speech Therapy Fun – Tips for Parents
Speech Buddies Parents’ Corner – Motivation Charts and Goal Setting
Make S.M.A.R.T. Speech Therapy Goals
Bring Back Playtime: 3 Games for Speech Therapy Reinforcement
- Building a Home Communication Plan, September 9-13
Build your child’s communication skills outside of the classroom? During the week of September 9-13, we’ll share fun games and tactics for developing a communication enrichment plan that actually works.
The Art of Communication: 3 Ways to Build Communication Skills
Break a Leg! Using Theatre to Improve Communication Skills
3 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Communication Skills by Utilizing Your Community
- Does My Child Need Speech Therapy This School Year? September 16-20
During the week of September 16-20, we’ll walk you through deciding to seek out speech therapy, what questions to ask in choosing a professional and suggest some additional resources to get you started.
I Think My Child Needs Speech Therapy – The 5 Most Important Steps You’ll Need To Take
What You Need to Know If Your Child is Starting Speech Therapy
Help! My Child Doesn’t Qualify for Speech Therapy in School
- Choosing Technology Apps to Boost Communication Skills, September 23-27
There’s an app for everything, but what are the best ones for building a child’s communication skills? During the week of September 23-27, we’ll get to the bottom of which apps focus effectively on communication skill building for different ages.
8 Free Apps and Online Resources to Improve Communication for Preschoolers
Anything else you’d like us to cover that will help you and your children get ready for the school year? Leave a comment below.